Positive-pressure technique for nasal foreign body removal in children

Ann Emerg Med. 1995 Apr;25(4):554-5. doi: 10.1016/s0196-0644(95)70274-1.


Positive-pressure technique for the removal of nasal foreign bodies in children is an effective alternative to restraints and instrumentation, yet it is underused. A retrospective chart review in a community hospital over a 2-year period yielded 64 cases of pediatric nasal foreign bodies. Eight cases are presented in which the positive-pressure technique was used.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Emergency Service, Hospital
  • Female
  • Foreign Bodies / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Nose*
  • Positive-Pressure Respiration / methods*